West Los Angeles’ Westside Pavilion and Landmark Theatres are collaborating to create what the two describe as “the largest independent film center in the country,” the groups revealed Thursday, reports
. The new Landmark Film Center at Westside Pavilion also will partner with the Los Angeles film industry and area film schools to “promote the education and training of those pursuing careers in the film industry, and to provide a venue for screening the works of up-and-coming filmmakers.” The new Landmark Film Center at Westside Pavilion will be three-stories complete with restaurants on the ground floor, while the second and third floors.
The venue will also feature a wine bar. The new Landmark Film Center will replace the current theater operating, under Landmark Theatres’ management, at the site. The center will be accessible from the street and via a bridge that connects it to department store Nordstrom and Westside Pavilion. Patrons will be able to park adjacent to the theatre in free structured parking, which will reopen with the center in 2007.